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 Post subject: Re: "Worst Ever" Gifts
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:10 am 
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mohumbhai mania wrote:
Pineapples in Colonial American meant hospitality and largesse, IIRC.
That's why a lot of people still use them in decor here.


Thanks MM! The bell has been rung; she wrote back right away and said "hospitality" as well! :D


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:roll2: :rolls: :roll2: :rolls:

Oh man, that made me laugh out loud. I needed that after the stupid of today-my thanks to you and your dad Emafer![/quote]

:D:D:D It's our pleasure.

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jillbean wrote:
mohumbhai mania wrote:
Pineapples in Colonial American meant hospitality and largesse, IIRC.
That's why a lot of people still use them in decor here.


Thanks MM! The bell has been rung; she wrote back right away and said "hospitality" as well! :D

The crystal pineapple is starting to make more sense. It was a very old proper southern lady that gave it to us.


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Emafer
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My great grandmother had antique poster beds with carved wooden pineapples on the posters. I never thought about they symbolism, I'd seen a lot of similar designs. We always just liked it as kids. Now my cousin has them in her daughter's bedroom.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:40 am 
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When I was three, my grandparents gave me these dolls that resembled them. They scared me so much that I stuck them under my chest of drawers. I'm scared they might still be there. :worry:

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That's really creepy, Gracie!


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Emafer wrote:
My great grandmother had antique poster beds with carved wooden pineapples on the posters. I never thought about they symbolism, I'd seen a lot of similar designs. We always just liked it as kids. Now my cousin has them in her daughter's bedroom.


CREEEEEEEPYYYYYY. That totally reminds me of the episode of Seinfeld where Susan has a doll that looks exactly like George's mom. hahahahahahaha

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Emafer wrote:
Emafer wrote:
My great grandmother had antique poster beds with carved wooden pineapples on the posters. I never thought about they symbolism, I'd seen a lot of similar designs. We always just liked it as kids. Now my cousin has them in her daughter's bedroom.


CREEEEEEEPYYYYYY. That totally reminds me of the episode of Seinfeld where Susan has a doll that looks exactly like George's mom. hahahahahahaha


Oh my god, that episode is hilarious!! :roll2:

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I missed that episode, but Gracie, I see that gift haunts you still today. :sofa: :doomed: :eeek: :roll2:

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One year I was given a black, shiny leather jacket that looked like someone had flown it in from the 80s (in a very bad way) Both my sister and i could get in in at the same time. Anchor buttons:(

We looked like a fat 2 headed beetle! Not fantastic.....

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Aw Gracie, I'm sure they aren't under there any more.

They probably crawled out long ago and are are making their way back to you even as we speak.... :twisted:

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Aw Gracie, I'm sure they aren't under there any more.

They probably crawled out long ago and are are making their way back to you even as we speak.... :twisted:



:shock: Perish the thought. :tsk: :lol:


I completely forgot about that ep of Seinfeld! Hehe. :roll2:

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Well now I just want to draw a scary face on my crystal pineapple but I'll resist. I think I'll make it a family heirloom and pass it down to my kids. She'll be Penelope the Pointless Pineapple. Perhaps I'll have Ben write her her own folklore song. :hrm:


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Had never thought of pineapples as menacing


Good and bad, at the same time http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ng-TV.html

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